i have sewn! it's been about 6 months i think, but i had good reason to pull out the machine again - an apron gala! what's that?? i didn't know until about noon yesterday and it was last night. it's a fundraiser for a local market that we go to. most of the vendors are there with food (and other freebies), and there's a silent auction and raffle. but most importantly you are encouraged to wear an apron. so what did i do but make a new one!
this was so easy. i used 2 vintage pillow cases so i would have a double thickness for the body and also not have to do much hemming. i used one of my old aprons that i've made for the shape, then added the ruffle. it was lacking something so i put the lace on there too for good measure. make a little binding for the straps, add a pocket with vintage button, and it's done!
i had to style it of course, so i wore it over a cute white dress with yellow heels, and although you can't see it i have a yellow flower in my hair. although i did not win best apron (a political statement one won that...) i did have a very nice but intoxicated women tell me that she was going to track down the apron fairy and demand that they give me a sticker. she also took a picture of me and told me if i looked cuter than her in it she would delete it. oh - and the apron fairy really did exist.
now that my machine is out on a cluttered table i think i need to plan a new quilt. i just found out that someone at work is expected a GIRL so i get to make something cutesy after all of the boy sweaters. and hopefully that means that i will actually have some crafting to post here!